The Weeknd and Ariana Grande held nothing back when they kicked off the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday night. Their performance of “Save Your Tears” was nothing short of spectacular, especially since it marks the first time the duo has performed the song live together. It seems we weren’t the only ones excited, as both Grande and The Weeknd’s singing was echoed by the voices of the live audience. The duo gave off sultry vintage vibes as Grande hit the highest of high notes. We’re just glad The Weeknd seems to have retired his After Hours persona for the performance.
While the Grammys may have snubbed The Weeknd, that wasn’t the case for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. In total, the singer was nominated for six awards, including song of the year, male artist of the year, Latin pop/reggaeton song of the year, best lyrics, best music video, and TikTok bop of the year. Grande earned a total of four nominations, including female artist of the year, dance song of the year, best fan army, and best music video. You can watch a clip of their performance ahead.